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    AFL Round 1 - Melbourne v Port Adelaide

    Mar 31, 2013

    Event:                   AFL Round 1   
    Teams:                  Melbourne v Port Adelaide
    Date:                     Sunday March 31, 2013
    Start time:              1.10pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 11.00am
    MCC members: 11.00am

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 7.30am
    Gate 5: 9.00am
    Gate 6: 10.00am
    Gate 7: 9.00am (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 23,000

    General admission seating (subject to change):

    Ponsford Stand
    M28-36
    Q29-36

    Olympic Stand
    M56-57
    Q49-57

    Great Southern Stand
    M2-13
    P1-9
    Q1-15

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Melbourne - M2 and M3 (Rows A to K)
    Port Adelaide - M33 (Rows A to S)

    Tickets: On sale now through Ticketek

    Prices: Advanced ticket sales prices - reserved seats

    National Sports Museum: Open from 11.00am-4.00pm

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